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Title: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: sfs on September 09, 2011, 05:31:39 PM
So here we go the first game is over and predictably New Zealand beat Tonga, but it was a game of two halves and if Tonga had got there act together in the first half I don't think the points difference would have been so large.

So do we have any views on the outcome of this years World Cup, who would you put your money on..........for me proberbly South Africa to win.

As far as my home team Wales, well i'm sure it will be similar to my school reports, tries hard but needs to do better.
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: dutchy124 on September 10, 2011, 08:44:36 AM
would certainly put the cat amongst the pidgeons if the sheep shaggers beat SA on Sunday.

Is this a typical Welsh supporter?

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Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: Salika Donga on September 10, 2011, 11:46:49 AM
There are more sheep in New Zealand and Australia.
I'm betting on the Aussies to lift the Trophy. ;)
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: Alfie on September 10, 2011, 01:26:30 PM
I like watching Rugby Union and would like to make a comment about it but since living in Thailand I have found it very difficult to watch it on TV so I really couldn't say which teams are in form or out of form, or even who the players are these days!

If anyone knows when it's on TV (free view), please let me know. I'll look for something on the internet, too.
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: dereklev on September 10, 2011, 01:38:45 PM
I think England will make the semis at least but probably the home fans will inspire the All Blacks to victory >:(
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: Salika Donga on September 10, 2011, 05:36:00 PM
Hope youre right Mr Lev but surely New Zealand,Australia and South Africa are too good for our lads,
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: Derek on September 10, 2011, 05:40:39 PM
I like watching Rugby Union and would like to make a comment about it but since living in Thailand I have found it very difficult to watch it on TV so I really couldn't say which teams are in form or out of form, or even who the players are these days!

If anyone knows when it's on TV (free view), please let me know. I'll look for something on the internet, too.

Alfie
In June you posted a link to Eurosport on the internet but it doesn't work now  :'(

http://korat-farang.com/forum/index.php?topic=444.0 (http://korat-farang.com/forum/index.php?topic=444.0)

Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: Alfie on September 11, 2011, 01:53:28 PM
Yes, I hope an updated link or a new source will appear.
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: sfs on October 03, 2011, 02:57:40 PM
Well the Pool rounds are over and next weekend we have the qtr finals. As predicted by Dereklev England are through to this round together with France, Ireland and Wales. The usual suspects are also through, Austrailia, NZ, South Africa and Argentina.

In my opinion it has thus far been a very good tournamont with the only shock result being Ireland beating Austrailia which lead them to win their Pool with no games lost.

Next saturday 12 noon is the start of the next round kicking off with Ireland V Wales. Now I have lived in Wales all my life, but both my parents were from Ireland, so who do I cheer for next week............................Wales of course.
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: MrChokChai on October 03, 2011, 03:07:37 PM
argentina are a usual suspect???

samoa beating france is no upset???

both these are good for the game but certainly not common place, imho.

mcc


Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: sfs on October 03, 2011, 03:44:26 PM
Hi MrCC, Argentina play our home nations every year and have always proved to be a tough and worthy contender so I consider them as being in the right place now. Samoa V France I will give you as an upset, but not the shock result of Ireland against your home team.
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: dutchy124 on October 04, 2011, 07:17:54 AM
The Samao result was indeed an upset, but surely the French are to blame. When the head coach says he wanted to go for a drink after the game with the players, but no one was around so he went on his own says a lot about team moral.

The minnows of the competiton have been hard hit by playing 4 games in 16 days whereas the top flight cannot play more than once in 7 days, surely a massive disadvantage to the lesser nations as they cannot be expected to have the same fitness levels, the same standard of health care, the same level of dietry requirements and of course without a barrister to guide them through the tournament.

If Samoa had had 7 days recovery time I think they would have got a lot closer to beating Wales.

This surely must be addressed in the next 4 years to ensure every nation has enough recovery time.
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: sfs on October 04, 2011, 01:10:39 PM
I totally agree with you that every team should have the same rest period between games, the way it is at the moment has been really unfair to some teams and must be sorted..............but don't hold your breath on that one.
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: Alfie on October 04, 2011, 07:04:05 PM
I agree. It seems unfair to have such a difference.
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: Salika Donga on October 07, 2011, 06:33:58 PM
England  lots of points   France   not enough    England win ;)
Wales   A few points      Ireland   a few more     Ireland win :)
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: sfs on October 08, 2011, 01:40:59 AM
Well I certainly hope your wrong on both your predictions.
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: Alfie on October 08, 2011, 11:36:08 AM
I reckon SD has it pretty much right. And I hope he's right on the first one. :)  I don't mind who wins the other game.
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: sfs on October 08, 2011, 01:51:06 PM
Well SD thankfully your first prediction was not right, fingers crossed for the English fans now.
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: sfs on October 08, 2011, 07:55:00 PM
Unfortunatly SD both predictions were wrong. England really struggled in the first 40 mins and as Martin Johnson said later going into half time at 16-0 down was always going to be a struggle to claw back from especially against France.

I just hope that Wales can beat them next weekend now, on present form I think they stand a good chance.

Good luck to supporters of tomorrows matches.
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: Salika Donga on October 08, 2011, 08:52:59 PM
Haaaaa, my standing as K-F worst tipster remains intact. :D    Tomorrow ?

Aussies   to beat South Africa
All Blacks to beat the Argies.



One thing Im sure. We will be watching the new world champs tomorrow ;D ;D
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: Alfie on October 08, 2011, 11:02:11 PM
What a disappointment England were. Slow ball, slow running, poor passing and piss poor tackling. Second rate. France were the better team in the first half. I enjoyed some of their skills and their running. Would have liked to see more of it and would have liked to see England do it, but much more. Back to the drawing board. Back to basics.  :(  ::)
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: Salika Donga on October 08, 2011, 11:07:14 PM
 Back to the drawing board. Back to basics................Back home useless tossers :D
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: sfs on October 09, 2011, 10:42:43 AM
From the commentary on the BBC website I would think that Martin Johnsons time as head coach is just about over. He was a great player but has never really seemed comfortable or happy in the role.

So SD as K-F's self proclaimed worst tipster, if I were a betting man should I bet on the reverse of your predictions for today? I will agree with you on All Blacks to beat Argies, but I think South Africa will beat the Aussies. As for your predicition that we will be watching the new world champs in action today..................................proberbly!!!!
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: Alfie on October 09, 2011, 11:21:02 AM
My predictions

The All Blacks will comfortably beat Argentina
In a close game, Australia will beat South Africa.
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: Salika Donga on October 09, 2011, 05:08:09 PM
Spot on Alfie :D and all four teams would have beaten England ::)
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: Alfie on October 09, 2011, 05:14:21 PM
My predictions

The All Blacks will comfortably beat Argentina
In a close game, Australia will beat South Africa.


:o   :o

New Zealand  33 - 10 Argentina
South Africa    9 - 11  Australia  


Spot on Alfie :D and all four teams would have beaten England ::)


Who?  ???  :D
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: Toddy on October 09, 2011, 08:42:17 PM
No real interest in Rugby.  :P
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: Alfie on October 09, 2011, 09:00:13 PM
No real interest in Rugby.  :P

The following thread might be of more interest to you, Toddy.  ;D 

http://korat-farang.com/forum/index.php?topic=1295.0 (http://korat-farang.com/forum/index.php?topic=1295.0)
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: sfs on October 09, 2011, 11:02:03 PM
Good call Alfie and SD spot on with the predicitions today.
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: Salika Donga on October 10, 2011, 10:04:01 PM
So it's Wales v Aussies in the final :P ?? that's my forecast , slightly optimistic :o
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: sfs on October 11, 2011, 09:41:02 AM
I'm with you on that one SD.
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: KiwiCanadian on October 11, 2011, 12:19:15 PM
So it's Wales v Aussies in the final :P ?? that's my forecast , slightly optimistic :o

Nah!! cant you see the Frenchies are the under dog.
It will be The Men in BLACK winning against the boys in Blue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KC
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: Alfie on October 15, 2011, 05:29:44 PM
Wales 8-9 France

France win a place in the final. Sorry about that, sfs and SD.  :)


KiwiCanadian is on the money - so far. What about the next game?
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: KiwiCanadian on October 15, 2011, 06:04:20 PM
Wales 8-9 France

France win a place in the final. Sorry about that, sfs and SD.  :)


KiwiCanadian is on the money - so far. What about the next game?

Alfie,

I hope my luck is holding out!!!

I looked at the first round stats:

                             W                 L
NZ                         240              44
France                   124               96
Australia                 173              48
Wales                     180              34

The Aussie's have a good side but not as strong as the AB's this year, even though the AB's where beaten in the tri nations a month before the World cup, but that was with the AB's B team. I have to go with the men in black again, sorry all you Aussie fans.
It will be a repeat of years gone by at the final the men in black with real leather balls and the Blue beret's with a soggy croissant.
I am afraid that the soggy croissants just wont make it!!

That's my prediction anyway.

KC





Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: sfs on October 15, 2011, 07:52:20 PM
To say I am gutted would be an understatement what a way to exit the World Cup. Being a man down for 61 minutes, missing a number of opportunities to increase the score through bad kicks, but in my opinion the best team still lost, France did not even appear to have a clue as to what they were doing. I thought they would come out with guns blazing in the 2nd half, but no they were pathetic and if they play the same in the final regardless of who they play against they will be humiliated.
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: Alfie on October 15, 2011, 09:06:26 PM
Chances have to be taken, sfs. Points make prizes, as the saying goes. It's horrible to watch when your team does it. So frustrating. Onwards and upwards, ...

I'll go with the easy money, NZ to win the final.  :)
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: sfs on October 16, 2011, 06:32:32 PM
The Aussies were very poor today right from the start with Coopers kick and never really stood a chance against an awesome performance by the All Blacks. I will stick my neck out for Wales to beat Austrailia in the play-offs but I think it is a dead cert for the French to be crushed by the All Blacks.
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: KiwiCanadian on October 16, 2011, 07:08:42 PM
The Aussies were very poor today right from the start with Coopers kick and never really stood a chance against an awesome performance by the All Blacks. I will stick my neck out for Wales to beat Austrailia in the play-offs but I think it is a dead cert for the French to be crushed by the All Blacks.

sfs,

I will second you on the Wales over Australia, you are right about the AB's over the French, the AB's this year seem just too powerful.

KC
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: MrChokChai on October 22, 2011, 10:07:51 AM
viva la france

mcc
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: sfs on October 22, 2011, 02:38:14 PM
555 Mr CC and congratulations to your team yesterday. It was pretty obvious from the start that Austrailia were the better team, I am just grateful that the scoreline was not a disgrace. I stand by my earlier comments regarding France though, I think they will be crushed.
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: KiwiCanadian on October 23, 2011, 03:52:30 PM
1/2 time AB's 5 Frenchies 0

I must say that the Frenchies are putting up a good fight, its any ones came right now.

But I am cheering the AB's

KC
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: KiwiCanadian on October 23, 2011, 04:46:34 PM
Well A VERY close game, I have to give it to the Frenchies for such an equally matched side.
AB's 8 France 7 the closest game I have seen.

KC
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: sfs on October 23, 2011, 08:06:22 PM
A very tough and close game but the AB's hung on till the end. The final score was nowhere near what I had imagined but the one point deficit was justice for the one point win the French had over Wales. Roll on the six nations in February and the next World Cup in the UK in 2015, that's if we all survive Dec 2012 of course ;D
Title: Re: Rugby World Cup 2011
Post by: Alfie on October 23, 2011, 11:18:32 PM
Congratulations to the All Blacks. I expected a very different score than 8 - 7 so well done to France, too.